Dualit Coffee Grinder

My first review is going to be on the Dualit Coffee Grinder.

I bought it some three months ago, on-line from John Lewis. Prior to purchasing I did some research and decided to go for the Dualit machine. It was well recommended by other user it’s not looking that ugly and it wasn’t ridiculous expensive.

I will say from the start it does work well. Haaaaa, here come the but, there are few problem with it.

It seems as if only the young ones drinking freshly ground coffee. You can barely see the marking on the Dosing Control knob and because of that you can never be sure for the amount of coffee you are going to grind. Is it on the marking three or ten? Well you need to fetch your glasses but this is a deferent story.


The other problem which is more disturbing is that after two and a half month of grinding coffee, probably once every other day, a hairline crack appears on the Ground Container Lid.

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I did contact John Lewis and they asked me to bring or to send the machine to the nearest JL branch. As it is the nearest branch to my place is two and a half hours by car or good few pounds to send by post. So we settle to send only the lid, so I guess I will grind one kilo of the good stuff and will send the lid.

And lastly, some friend of mine left in my house bag of coarsely ground coffee. It was to coarse for using in my espresso making machine so tried to give it a further grind in the Dualit, but the coarse coffee powder didn’t free fell in to the grinding burr and i ad to shake the machine to help it flow.

I wander what will happen with the broken lid? But I keep you up dated.


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Chicken casserole with broad beans


Not a lot to say, it is jus good.


2 tablespoon vegetable oil

10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 cups chicken stock

3 cups broad beans

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon minced fresh coriander

1 young courgette sliced

2 red bell peppers coarsely cut

6 cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoons cumin

1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds

1 teaspoon turmeric

¼ cayenne peppers

Salt and pepper


Method Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and brown chicken thighs on all sides, put aside.

Add the peppers and fry for few minutes then add the garlic and keep frying for few more minutes but make sure the garlic is not burnt. Add the spices and chicken and mix well.

Pour the stock and mix well. Add the beans and cherry tomatoes. Bring to boil while scraping the bottom of the pan.

Cover, and cook 1 hour on low heat.

If need be:

Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl. Blend the cornflour mixture into casserole and cheerfully, that will thicken the sauce.

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The dyslexic craftsman

Hi there

This is my blog.

It will going to be about knife making, Art & crafts, Products review, The App’ corner and Food recipes.

I use to do architecture and as it was my main occupation, I didn’t have time to be really creative. Fortunately or not? at the moment I am not particular busy, and to my surprise I find that my creativity is back, and my sketch book starting to feel up quickly. But art in the closet are not good, so I started the blog to expos my stuff and myself.

Maybe it will help like minded people, and maybe it will generate some on-line interesting dialogue.




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